Port Metro Vancouver has issued a request for qualifications (RfQ) for the development of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 PPP project in Delta (British Columbia) Canada.
The project involves the development of the terminal superstructure and equipment, and the subsequent operation of a new marine container terminal for a period of up to 40 years. The preferred bidder will be responsible for terminal facilities, equipment and ongoing container handling operations.
The design, financing, construction and maintenance of the land base is planned to be carried out by a Land Base Contractor selected by Port Metro Vancouver in a separate process, subsequent to the selection of the terminal operator.
The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project is a proposed new three-berth container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, B.C., on Canada's west coast. The project would provide 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units of container capacity per year. The project would meet forecasted growth in container capacity demand and is a key component of Port Metro Vancouver's long-term strategy to deliver projects in support of Canada's trade objectives.
Interested parties will submit registration documents by June 15th, 2015 and will submit statements of qualifications by August 28th, 2015. In evaluating each statement of qualifications, Port Metro Vancouver will give consideration to the extent to which the respondent demonstrates it has the resources, experience and expertise to effectively and efficiently initiate, carry out and complete the project.
Port Metro Vancouver has initiated project procurement in parallel with the environmental assessment process to ensure that the capacity provided by the project can be available when it is required in the mid-2020s.
Subject to environmental permits and approvals and a final investment decision, construction of the project could begin in 2018.